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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Get Your Dog to Listen
3. Weekly Topic: Bullying
4. Link to Bullying
5. Note from a Printables Club Member
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. October 5, 2005
L’ Shana Tova to my Jewish readers. It’s the Jewish New Year, known as Rosh Hashana. At this time of year, we often wish each other “L’ Shana Tova Tikateivu.” [continue reading about Rosh Hashana]
Continuing with our Katrina story, Anne Ladner thanks us, but still needs more supplies…[continue reading about helping a community struck down by Katrina.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Get Your Dog to Listen
Get your dog to listen to you, anywhere, anytime … even
if he’s distracted by a tennis ball, a piece of food, another
dog or the baseball world series on television!
by Barbara J. Feldman
Bullying Printable (** for premium members only)
According to the National Association of School Psychologists, bullying is the most common form of violence in our society. In a national survey of students in grades six through ten in 2001, 13% reported bullying others, 11% reported being a victim of bullies, and another 6% said that they both bullied others and were bullied themselves. These numbers mean that over five million children are affected by bullying.
CBBC: Specials: Bullying
“Don’t show you’re angry or upset. If you don’t care, the bully can’t get to you.” The advice from BBC is excellent, but a few of their resources (such as a local help line phone number) are not applicable in the states. Best reasons to click are How to Get the Better of Bullies Guide, Bullying Dilemmas Quiz, and the thirty-minute television video about e-bullying (under the title Interactive.)
Bullies 2 Buddies
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Remember that little ditty? Izzy Kalman argues that common approaches to verbal bullying (“find a teacher or adult”) are hampering kids abilities to learn to handle their own social situations, and reminds us that words only hurt us if we allow them to. In addition to the illustrated website, Kalman offers free guides for adults and kids in PDF.
“Bullying stops in less than 10 seconds, most of the time when peers intervene on behalf of the victim. Intervene does NOT mean taking on or trying to confront or fight the bully, but rather, befriending the victim, ignoring the bully, talking and walking away with the victim.” This Canadian site urges kids to take a pledge to stick up for those being bullied, and supports their Peer Support Approach to Bullying with extensive FAQ’s and downloadable PDFs.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Bullying.
#4. Link to Bullying
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#5. Note from a Printables Club Member
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#6. Quote of the Week
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into
the other room and read a book.” ~~ Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977) American comedian
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